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Calendar - Nov. 20


November 20, 2019

• Wednesday — 2019 Legislative Forum. State Sens. Pat Woods and Pete Campos and state Reps. Jack Chatfield and Martin Zamora are slated to attend, and U.S. congressional staff from New Mexico has been invited, to discuss state issues from 6 to 8 p.m. A reception will follow. Mesalands Wind Research Center, 911 S. 10th St., Tucumcari.

• Saturday — Christmas Raffle Dinner and Dance. Christmas might come a little early if you win the Christmas raffle by the Tucumcari Columbus Club. Tickets are $50 per person for dinner and dancing; they are available from any Knights of Columbus member. The grand prize is $5,000 in cash, with eight other cash-prize drawings. The event runs from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tucumcari Convention Center.

• Nov. 28 — Free Thanksgiving dinner. The Tucumcari Baptist Church will offer a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church’s fellowship hall. For more information, call (575) 461-2724. 321 E. Center St., Tucumcari.

• Nov. 30 — Christmas at the Depot. Join in on a Christmas tree lighting event at the historic Tucumcari Railroad Depot from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Other details will be announced later. 100 W. Railroad Ave., Tucumcari.

• Dec. 4 — Quay County Family Health Clinic open house. This event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tucumcari clinic. For more information, call (575) 461-2200. 1302 E. Main St., Tucumcari.

• Dec. 6 — Rawhide Carriage Rides. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride in downtown Tucumcari from starting at 5 p.m., departing from the historic Tucumcari train depot. Hot cocoa or hot cider also will be served, along with food vendors and Christmas music. 100 W. Railroad Ave., Tucumcari.

• Dec. 7 — Christmas Light Parade. Entries can be anything, including, horses, wagons, semi-trucks, boats, RV’s or anything on wheels. There is no entry fee. The only stipulations are that all entries must be lighted, No live Santa on floats other than the official Santa Claus on the firetruck and that candy should not be thrown into or at the crowd. All entries must register and indicate a category. Recreational will include RVs, boats, motorcycles, bikes, horses and tractors. Entry deadline is Dec. 6. The parade begins at 6 p.m. For more information, or to register, call the Chamber of Commerce office at (575) 461-1694.

• Dec. 13 — Tucumcari Historical Research Institute field trip. A bus tour will leave from and return to the Tucumcari Historical Museum. Among the place the tour will visit include the Nara Visa Museum, built as a school in 1921; Amistad Museum, housed in an original Montgomery Ward catalog home; lunch at Russell’s Travel Center in Endee and a tour of its car museum. Cost is $5 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers. Lunch is not included. Call (575) 461-4201. 416 S. Adams St., Tucumcari.

• Dec. 16 — Quay County Democratic Party meeting. The organization meets the third Monday of each month at noon at the Pow Wow Restaurant meeting room. Meetings are open to the public, and it encourages anyone who is interested to join. Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Route 66, Tucumcari.

• Dec. 20 — Christmas Cantata. The Center Street United Methodist Church will host this annual performance by the Quay County Community Choir from 7 to 8 p.m. Snacks and refreshments will be served after the performance. 406 E. Center St., Tucumcari.

• Jan. 18 — Viva Las Tucumcari. The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce banquet from 6 to 9 p.m. offers plenty of fun and plenty to win between games, a prize raffle and a silent auction. The event also will introduce the first-ever Taste of Tucumcari. Check back for more information as the event approaches. Tickets will be $35 per person and $250 for a table of eight. Contact the chamber at (575) 461-1694 for information about sponsor opportunities. Tucumcari Convention Center.

To submit items for the calendar, call 575-461-1952 or email: [email protected]


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